Why dungeons created manually aren't dark enough?

Gargath
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In my Forgotten Stronghold I made a deep pit prison for soulless ones, but I can't force it to be dark enough.
I used many black rocks from Vivec City and closed entire space without any access of the day light, but still it's too much light inside the pit.
Why the game doesn't recognize closed spaces which were made by player as a dungeon and doesn't create darkness?

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Edited by Gargath on November 18, 2017 2:11PM
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  • VaranisArano
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    Probably because most dungeons in the game aren't dark. The only times I recall really dark dungeons are when darkness is a mechanic, like in Greenshade's shadow realm or the Coldharbor quest to rescue the Ayleid king. Even the darker themed dungeons like Vaults of Madness and Crypts of Hearts are never really dark.
  • SirAndy
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    Turn down your gamma correction ...
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  • RaddlemanNumber7
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    I built a cave out of those volcanic plugs. Their surface is covered in that white bloom lighting. I agree it does look wrong.
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  • Aliyavana
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    Gargath wrote: »
    In my Forgotten Stronghold I made a deep pit prison for soulless ones, but I can't force it to be dark enough.
    I used many black rocks from Vivec City and closed entire space without any access of the day light, but still it's too much light inside the pit.
    Why the game doesn't recognize closed spaces which were made by player as a dungeon and doesn't create darkness?

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    the bottttom side of granite rocks are darker then the plugs tbh
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  • Gargath
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    Aliyavana wrote: »
    the bottttom side of granite rocks are darker then the plugs tbh
    The problem is we need to find a rock large enough and in good shape, to build a very large structure with a minimum amount of rocks (to save the hooks), which looks cool from inside and outside. Those volcanic slabs perfectly fit, they are +/- rectangular and thick enough to make a good look from outer side , while being flat from inner and outer sides.
    What I wanted to achieve is a very dark area on the pit's bottom (where the prisoners are held) with dark walls and bright upper platforms - would be a perfect effect.

    Gamma correction isn't the best solution. I'll try with Votan's Darker Nights addon, it creates a really darker dungeons especially in places without lights.
    Edited by Gargath on November 19, 2017 10:37AM
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  • Krainor1974
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    My forsaken has a huge mine full of crystals also those huge volcanic rocks are amazing for building caves, mines etc. My mine has a working, steaming dwemmer power drill to make me all that gold, lol
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    Edited by Krainor1974 on November 20, 2017 1:11PM
  • duendology
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    You can build a dungeon in ESO? :open_mouth:
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  • Gargath
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    The cave with crystals would be much better looking if it had the proper lightning, light should play it's own role depending from the places. Just like here in this "official" lava cave:
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  • Krainor1974
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    Gargath wrote: »
    The cave with crystals would be much better looking if it had the proper lightning, light should play it's own role depending from the places. Just like here in this "official" lava cave:
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    I left a large opening on one side and on top so you can see the river, falls and mountain so the mine is bright during the day and darker at night
  • Gargath
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    Think about some stalagmites from crown store :).

    Meanwhile, here's my prison from the outside with main entrance :)
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  • jhodges89b14_ESO
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    There's an add-on called Voltan's Darker Nights which I've been using for a couple of weeks now and I am enjoying the darkness provided by this add-on.

    You may want to try the add-on although it cannot distinguish between a dungeon and outside, only ZoS can do that at the moment.

    But I agree I think it's far too bright ingame and adjusting my gamma all the time is not an option.
  • Gargath
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    Actually it's Votan's, and I use it too, it makes the delves much much better looking than in vanilla game.
    But sadly it can't do anything with artificially made delves, just as you mentioned above.

    I noticed ZOS is selling hag fen mist for crowns, maybe darkness will also be sold some day :) .
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